Connection is a word I love. I think it has to do with friendship, sometimes with love, many times with the feeling to acknowledge someone, or even to find him/her again, in another person. Maybe we had loose them for some reason, and then, they’re there again. Not necessarily the same people. But the same way of understanding things, to be curious about things, to laugh about what’s happening..
In Second Life I have many times this kind of sensation to find out again something I knew already. And when I find this in people, and more often in women I know, I feel a warm feeling, like it’s not only single people meeting (me and her) and relating, but the feeling of a kind of network, which extends along the time and that feeds on our experiences and our memories. It tells us that we are all connected.
Sometimes this insight comes in a special moment, a sweet one.
In this case, it came while I was dancing with a dear friend of mine, Samira, in the back hall of the Fogbound Blues venue, pretty busy with people all around.
But that moment’s connection, made of music, silence, and a deep gaze into the eyes, it was also made of memories, laughters, conversations, books, opinions exchanged with Samira, but also with other people I really care about in this parallel universe. And that maybe I do not see since a while.
This is the beauty of life. First, Second.. it doesn’t matter. At all.
(this post is also dedicated to Ana Gabriela)
If you can’t help but try to know what my outfit is here, le voilà:
HAIR | AIBEAT *Roots * black
TOP | ASTERIA “Stela” Top Brown Pattern [Maitreya-Slink-Hourglass]
SKIRT | FashionNatic Idira Skirt
BANGLES | KIBITZ – Zaris bracelet copper
A post about a RL (Real Life) event? Wasn’t this blog supposed to be devoted entirely to Second Life and his virtual world? Yep. And it will. But this has to do with it. And everything is connected..
Second Life is about imagination, music, art, identity. All these ingredients were also in that wonderful event which took place last saturday September 24th in London. AfroPunk Festival London was an entire day/night full of people, fashion, art, music, food, related to Africa some way and to Black culture in general. When I saw the news on BBC, I was astonished seeing how much people (black or not) were partying together and showing their best side.. a kind of “Carnival of Consciousness“, as the claim of the next edition that will take place in Atlanta US, next october.
Yes, because AfroPunk festival was born in Brooklyn and has expanded to Europe, Paris and London, adding some other editions in the US.
I never had the opportunity to attend such an AP event, but I’ll look forward to be in Paris next edition. Because just like our beloved Second Life, this is a Real Life opportunity to reflect about culture, exchange experiences, dance, talk, simply have fun partying.. Be human, eventually. Such an inspiration.
Give a look at the AfroPunk website, at their Instagram, Twitter and FB linked below, and at the BBC tv report linked up here. And if you want to feel a bit of Africa while reading and watching, here you can find a suggestion for something to listen to..
Oh.. last thing.. If someone here in SL had the possibility to attend one of these events, please let me know your thoughts. Or if you know there is something similar in SL, I just saw there’s a Black Rock Rebels group linked to people involved in AP. Maybe I just don’t know.. See ya soon!